Urban, middle-class Iranians hope President-elect Hassan Rouhani will end the oppressive restrictions of the previous regime. But ANU Centre for Islamic Studies academic Brenton Clark cautions against too much optimism.
In an interview this week on French TV, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described Iran's enrichment of uranium to 20 percent as "our right" and "not a step towards a bomb," reports Mohammad Davari.
In his only print interview on his visit to the UN General Assembly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expended considerable effort to be friendly and cordial with the NYT's Nicholas D. Kristof but inevitably had to field some prickly questions.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's dismissal of his intelligence minister has caused a high profile spat with supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Conservatives are seizing the opportunity to try and seal Ahmadinejad's fate, writes Geneive Abdo.
The strong performance of Greens has certainly given the two major parties plenty to think about.
At the UN General Assembly yesterday firebrand Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prompted a walkout by representatives of more than 30 countries, describing the September 11 attacks as an American concoction engineered to "save the Zionist regime."
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gets a lot of -- rightly deserved -- flak from the Western media. But Esquire offers up five reasons why Ahmadinejad is good, like he could help stabilise Afghanistan and also serves as constant comedy fodder.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spins a story better than most PR people. He sidesteps tricky questions by instead attacking the US, changes his answer depending on the audience and relies on a translator, making it easy to ignore interviewers' questions.
One of the greatest photo galleries we've seen in a while, wrapping up the fashion choices of the world's most brutal leaders, from Kim Jong Il's love of taupe safari suits to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chic minimalistic suits.